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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: May 31, 2008 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

To make sure the question is clear- and some have it understood, I am not lookikng for a combination of month and year- I am looking for one month of the 12 that throughout the bands history, was an outstanding month for them- so if it be May- then it is the combined 35 Mays- and so on

I am torn bewtween three- May, October, and November. My gut instinct is to go with November: 11/72, 11/73, 11/77, 11/78, 11/79, 11/80, 11/85, 11/87, all of these months stand out. But October? 10/72, 10/73, 10/74, 10/76, 10/77, 10/78, 10/79, 10/80, 10/81 (europe), 10/82, 10/83, 10/89, 10/90...pretty fierce competition. What do you think? I was listening to 11/6/79 this am- head-twirling jackstraw runs- 11/79 was a revelation

This post was modified by Liamfinnegan on 2008-05-31 18:42:48

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Poster: tree-ap Date: May 31, 2008 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

Another question that's a little too difficult to answer. The Fillmore West in Feb & March '69, Europe in April & May '72, every tour in '73, May & June '77, etc, etc, etc... I guess if there was a gun to my head, I'm w/SDH & May being the best overall month.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 31, 2008 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

Lets put it to SDH's head and see what comes out instead...1979?

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Poster: tree-ap Date: May 31, 2008 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

I've noticed over the last several months that he's been on an early 80's trip---'82 it seems to me.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 31, 2008 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

Yep--I was torn between 79 and 82 for that lame attempt at humor...I hope my Lucky Lager not Pabst didn't upset him. I think he might give me the old "." if I don't watch out....

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: May 31, 2008 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

it is a good question....have thought of it myself, so i am prepared after much debate on the issue.
i agree with the "contenders" being May, October, and November.....but IMO, the winner is May--and to the previously mentioned years i would add 1976..i love that Boston run after the hiatus.

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Jun 1, 2008 12:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

One of my coworkers and I were talking about months for the Dead. May seems to win between the two of us. I am partial to December myself though. Yes I am aware that they "blew" it many NYE. IMO those winter tours were amazing, not to mention I was born 12-11-82 so I'm always excited to hear a B-Day show. 12-11-88 is one of the ones that stick out for me. The Hey Jude reprise was actually somewhat on key. That alone tells me that December had something goin for them.

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: May 31, 2008 6:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

it is a good question....have thought of it myself, so i am prepared after much debate on the issue.
i agree with the "contenders" being May, October, and November.....but IMO, the winner is May--and to the previously mentioned years i would add 1976..i love that Boston run after the hiatus.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 31, 2008 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

May.


That's just my opinion.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jun 1, 2008 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

So if they were at their best in spring and fall, is that a coincidence or is there a reason? Was it more difficult to handle their instruments in the heat and humidity of summer? Were their animal spirits running high in the fresh weather of spring and fall? Did it have something to do with the timing of road trips around holidays and other distractions, or was there no pattern in that?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 31, 2008 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Different twist on the Best month ever for the Grateful Dead: Over the entire span of their career, which month of the year was their best?

Don't forget Oct 68!

We've kicked this around before, and just too hard to handle...

I personally, listen mostly to Feb (68, 69, 70, 71), Apr (69, 71), May (70), June (70), Aug (68), Sept (70), Oct (68) and Dec (68).

Hmmm, looks like it's Feb for me...